Exciting news! ChemEd 2021 returns to Canada and will be hosted by the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario.
This biennial conference is the largest for educators involved in teaching high school and introductory chemistry in North America. It is an opportunity for teachers and educators to gather together for five days to learn and exchange their teaching ideas in a friendly and motivating environment. In recent years, the conference attendance has ranged from 400 to 800 teachers and educators.
ChemEd takes place on a university campus allowing for hands on labs, workshops and demonstrations, along with the variety of events focused on teaching chemistry. It is a chance to be part of a community of dedicated and involved science teachers and educators.
The 26th ChemEd returns to Canada where it began in 1973. The first ChemEd was at the University of Waterloo and after 48 years, the conference has matured having established many ChemEd traditions, such as the Reg Friesen lecture, an ice cream social, children/family program, Mole Day breakfast and Mole Stroll/Run. The end-of-conference celebration showcasing the hosting community was a tradition that began in its inaugural year.